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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 July 2002 1.30pm EDT

During the last week, Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

Preparations are complete for uplinking an update to on-board gyro scale-factor and alignment matrix. The procedure will be run on July 16 during a real-time pass and be followed by a series of test maneuvers run from the daily load.

A Chandra image release of the interacting pair of galaxies known as the Whirlpool galaxy (M51) was made on 1 July. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0158/index.html.

Of note last week was the visit by members of the Hubble Space Telescope operations and Institute team to discuss Chandra and Hubble operations.

The observing schedule for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of IM Peg coordinated with RXTE.

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AX J1406.2+2228 ACIS-S Jul 14 AX J1425.2+2303 ACIS-S G21.5-0.9 HRC-I HEN3-1475 ACIS-S Jul 15 1746.7-3224 ACIS-S H134824 ACIS-I MSH 11-61A ACIS-I G322.5-0.1 ACIS-I Jul 16 Radiation Belts Jul 17 NGC1600 ACIS-S PSS 0008+1923 ACIS-S Jul 18 HS 0017+2116 ACIS-S Cas A HRC-I Cas A ACIS-I Cas A ACIS-S Her X-1 ACIS-S/HETG IM Peg ACIS-S/HETG NGC 7314 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 19 Radiation Belts NGC 7314 ACIS-S/HETG SMC Field 5 ACIS-I Jul 20 MSH 11-61A ACIS-I BR1202-0725 ACIS-S Jul 21 LBQS 1314+0116 ACIS-S AX J1218.6+0546 ACIS-S AX J1230.8+1433 ACIS-S AX J1231.5+1422 ACIS-S HS 1202+3538 ACIS-S AX J131832+3259 ACIS-I H135556 ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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